Iran Plane Crash 2011 with 104 people on board Iran Air Boeing 727

By on Jan 11, 2011 in Current Events, Middle East, World Comments
Photo Credit: Esfandiar Asgharkhani, Mehr News Agency/APAn

Iran Air Boeing 727, the oldest passenger plane in Iran, crashed in the north-west part of the country on Sunday, January 9, 2011 at around 1945 local time (1615 GMT), according to Iranian state television website. At least 77 passengers did not survive the plane crash, 26 are injured and two others are reportedly missing.

The plane crash, believed to be caused by the bad weather, is the latest in a series of air mishaps in the country. According to reports, the aircraft was acquired and delivered to Iran Air in 1974.

The aircraft took off from the Tehran airport and has a total of 104 passengers on board. It crashed and broken into pieces as it gets near its destination at Orumiyeh airport.

Iran is now conducting an investigation to know the real cause of the passenger plane crash.

Rescue efforts is hampered by the heavy snow fall estimated to be around 70cm (27in) deep around the crash site.

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